Early Years Lead
Early Years Lead
Early Years and Primary (Key Stage 1, Yr 1) (ages 3 to 6)
(Cherry, Poppy, Robin EYFS)
We have an exciting new role for a Qualified Teacher, Therapist or Early Year’s Practitioner, with at least 3 years’ experience working in an Early Years setting.
The role involves taking on the responsibility of leading, managing and co-ordinating the EYFS and the team, which includes the Safeguarding and Specialist Advisor and Behaviour Management responsibilities. The role will be based in the Early Years setting within the school and you will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of approximately 12 staff which include Speech and language therapists, Occupational Therapists and Teaching Assistants. Class sizes are small, with a maximum class size of approximately 8 pupils.
Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 – 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties.
- A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
- Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.
- Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
- Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists and Music Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
- Opportunities for continued professional development.
- Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
- A relevant qualification.
- Experience of managing, leading, training and supporting a team.
- Experience of administration working with EY funding requirements.
- Experience of delivering Early Years and KS1 (Year 1) curriculum.
- Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
- The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
- Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum or those will Speech and Language and Communication difficulties.
- Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour are desirable for the role.
- The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
- The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
The role is permanent, Monday to Friday (8:30 – 17:00)
Annual salary: Salary dependent on experience
Closing Date: Friday, 26th January 2018
Interviews will be arranged for the week beginning the 5th of February 2018
Early applications are encouraged.
Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the recruitment activity detailed below.
If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the school website and email completed forms via the button below.
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.